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Breaking Bad Canberra style as meth labs return

By 18 May 2012

The Australian Crime Commission‘s (ACC) Illicit Drug Data Report 2010–11 has revealed the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) detected its first clandestine laboratory since 2007–08.
In 2010–11 there was one clandestine laboratory detected in the ACT and 703 detected nationally, with Queensland reporting the highest proportion.
“Although the ACT does not have a high number of clandestine laboratories, [...]

Beware the door knockers

By 18 May 2012

ACT Policing is warning residents in Canberra’s inner-north to be wary of people going door to door offering to do work and asking for cash payments.
Police are investigating a number of incidents which have occurred in Reid and Ainslie this month where residents have been approached by a man offering to paint their street number [...]

Hamburglar costuming fail at Westfield Woden Maccas

By 15 May 2012

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of the two offenders responsible for the burglary and theft which occurred at McDonald’s Westfield Woden on Sunday 6 May, in the hope someone can identify them.
Between 1.00am and 2.00am, two men entered the premises through the rear door and stole approximately 200 hamburger buns and 20 drinks.
The first [...]

Crime Statistics for q1 2012

By 15 May 2012

ACT Policing has issued its online crime statistics for the first quarter of 2012, reflecting a decline in assaults and property damage and an increase in motor vehicle theft and robberies reported to police compared with the same period (January to March) in 2011.
Acting Superintendent of ACT Policing Intelligence Chris Meagher said CrimeStatistics allow members [...]

Fisher’s road raging burglars in a white ute

By 14 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after two incidents occurred in Fisher early yesterday morning (Sunday 13 May) involving a white ute.
Around 12.30am, a white station wagon was driving along Ballarat Street when a white Holden Commodore sedan and white ute attempted to box the vehicle in and force it off the road.
A short time later [...]

Few drugs found at Groovin the Moo

By 14 May 2012

ACT Policing is praising the good behaviour of people who attended the music festival ‘Groovin the Moo’ yesterday (Sunday 13 May), held at the University of Canberra.
Sergeant Rod Anderson said the crowd was generally well behaved with three persons taken into protective custody and eight juveniles apprehended for consuming alcohol.
A small amount of drugs were [...]

Just walking down Cowper Street to Dickson shops with gun bags

By 14 May 2012

ACT Policing has recovered two licensed firearms stolen in a burglary in Hackett yesterday (Sunday, May 13).
About 12.30pm a police member saw two teenage boys walking on Cowper Street, towards the Dickson shops, carrying green firearm bags.
Police approached the boys and asked them to put the bags down. One boy complied with the request, the [...]

Stabby mugger in Weston

By 14 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred last night (Sunday, May 13) in Weston.
Around 6.45pm a 29-year-old man was walking along the bicycle path on the Weston Creek side of Hindmarsh Drive, near the Tuggeranong Parkway underpass, when he was confronted by a man. The male offender demanded the victim hand [...]

Stolen Meteor turns the lights out in Hume

By 13 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a stolen white Ford Meteor collided with the ACTEWAGL electricity substation in Hume yesterday morning (May 12).
Around 3am, the Ford Meteor, with two occupants collided with the substation on Tralee Street, causing extensive damage to the vehicle and substation.
As a result of the damage to the substation, some areas [...]

The Fyshwick fire bomber

By 11 May 2012

ACT Policing has released the security camera footage of the incident at the Goldcurves brothel in Fyshwick which occurred on Tuesday, May 8.
About 1.10am police were called to the brothel after an original report of a fire at the location.
Police have spoken to a number of witnesses who state they saw a person throw two [...]

Did you see the Fadden Fires

By 11 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a number of suspicious fires in Fadden yesterday afternoon (May 10).
About 3.20pm police were called to the bushland area bordered by Appel Crescent and Sparkes Close in Fadden in response to three spot grass fires at that location. ACT Fire and Rescue was in attendance and had extinguished the [...]

Puppy Liberation!

By 9 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking information on the theft of a black Labrador puppy from Pets Paradise at Westfield Woden early last week.
The puppy, kept in an enclosed glass pen within the store, was last seen when staff closed the store for the evening on Tuesday 1 May.
At approximately 12pm on Wednesday 2 May, staff discovered [...]

Goldcurves cooks up in Fyshwick. Molotov cocktail attack!

By 8 May 2012

ACT Policing is investigating an incident at the Goldcurves brothel in Fyshwick early this morning (Tuesday, May 8).
About 1.10am police were called to the brothel after a report of a fire at the location. Witnesses saw a person throw a flaming bottle at the front door, causing the front of the building to catch alight. [...]

Police on the roads in April

By 8 May 2012

ACT Policing caught more than 840 drivers for speeding on Canberra roads as part of the traffic targeting campaign for April.
Police officers issued a total of 614 traffic infringement notices and 209 cautions. There were 19 drivers arrested and will be summonsed for speeding offences.
About 30 per cent of targeted drivers were caught travelling more [...]

Dominos driver stickup prompts Curtin search

By 7 May 2012

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team executed a search warrant on a house in Curtin today, Sunday 6 May.
This relates to an incident which occurred about 11.15 pm on Saturday 5 May, where a Domino’s delivery driver was threatened with what appeared to be a handgun.
The driver was not robbed or harmed in the incident.
Subsequent [...]

On bail Justin Monfries named as driver in Canberra hospital horror smash

By 4 May 2012

The Canberra Times reports that the man being very grudgingly treated at Canberra hospital after yesterday’s fatal collision on Yamba Drive is one Justin Monfries:
The 24-year-old, who has an extensive criminal history, was on bail for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon, specifically a machete.
He had entered pleas of not guilty [...]

Death smash outside Canberra Hospital

By 4 May 2012

A woman has died and another injured after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road outside The Canberra Hospital this afternoon (Thursday, May 3).
The vehicle, a red Toyota Camry station wagon, had been called in to ACT Policing Operations earlier by an off duty AFP member after the vehicle was seen driving erratically [...]

And the drink drivers roll on

By 3 May 2012

ACT Policing apprehended 58 drink-drivers over the past fortnight (16-29 April), with 30 of those drivers issued with Immediate Suspension Notices.
Of the 58 drivers apprehended, 22 were subject to special conditions which restricted them to an Alcohol Content (AC) of 0.00.
The highest reading of the fortnight was at 6.50pm on Sunday (April 29). Police responded [...]

Campbell man arrested for Palmerston hold up

By 2 May 2012

A 31-year-old Campbell man has been arrested after an aggravated robbery took place at a shopping complex in Palmerston yesterday (May 1) afternoon.
Police will allege that around 4.20pm, the man entered the store armed with a knife and threatened staff. The man fled the store with a sum of cash and was seen by a [...]

First fatal on the roads for over a year

By 30 April 2012

A 23-year-old man has died in hospital from injuries sustained in a single vehicle collision on Tidbinbilla Road, Tharwa which took place on Saturday (April 28) afternoon.
While riding with a friend, Mr Stewart Orme, from Kaleen, lost control of his motorcycle in the incident. He died around 7.55pm last night (Sunday, April 29).
This is [...]

Beware the school zones

By 30 April 2012

ACT Policing will be stepping up traffic enforcement and is urging motorists to change their behaviour, in particular in and around schools, in response to rising complaints about unsafe driving practices.
Of particular concern to police are the unsafe practices by parents and guardians when dropping off and picking up children at school.
Sergeant Rod Anderson, Officer [...]

The copper thieves hit the Hall Cemetery

By 26 April 2012

Territory and Municipal Services have out out a call for help finding the bronze plaques looted from Hall Cemetary if you needed any more reinforcement we might be a society in decline:
Canberra Cemeteries is calling for public assistance following the theft of the majority of bronze plaques from monuments at Hall Cemetery. It is [...]

Dunlop pokie roller loses by a nose

By 26 April 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Dunlop man yesterday (Wednesday, April 25) following three thefts at Clubs across Canberra in the past month.
Police will allege the man had taken money from Clubs in the ACT region over a period of 35 days.
The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with three counts of [...]

Do you know this person of interest to the police?

By 24 April 2012

ACT Policing believe the man pictured below may have information regarding an aggravated robbery at the Woolworths Caltex Service Station in Kambah early this month (Wednesday, April 4).
About 1.10am, a man entered the Woolworths Caltex Service Station and threatened the staff member and a customer with an edged weapon before taking a small amount of [...]

Evatt man’s wild ride

By 24 April 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old Evatt man following a Northside pursuit last night (Monday, April 23).
About 10.35pm a City patrol was travelling along Ellenborough Street, Lyneham when they saw a green Ford Falcon travelling in excess of the posted 60km/h speed limit.
Police attempted to perform a traffic stop but the car accelerated away, driving [...]

Darwin man summonsed for Northbourne sexual assault

By 23 April 2012

A 30-year-old man from Darwin has been summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court this week on sexual assault charges.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in the early hours of Saturday morning, March 17, in her apartment on Northbourne Avenue.
Between 3 and 4 am the woman was walking back to her [...]

Serial pokie den robber

By 23 April 2012

ACT Policing has received information the man responsible for the aggravated robbery at the Southern Cross Club in Macquarie (Thursday, March 29) was also involved in thefts at three Canberra clubs.
The thefts occurred at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Phillip, the Mawson Club and the Ainslie Football Club at different times over the last [...]

Chisholm man pinged going 164 down the Monaro Highway

By 23 April 2012

A 37-year-old Chisholm man was caught exceeding the speed limit by 64km/h on the Monaro Highway in Symonston, Friday night (April, 20).
Around 7.20pm, Traffic Operations were conducting laser targeting when they observed a Nissan Skyline sedan travelling at high speed. The vehicle was detected to be going 164km/hr in a 100km/hr zone.
The driver was stopped [...]

Nicholls man busted with drugs in Lyneham car park

By 22 April 2012

Members from City Station seized substances suspected to be drugs, drug paraphernalia and money after executing an emergency search of a vehicle in Lyneham this morning (Sunday, April 22).
About 12.30am general duty officers observed a man in a stationary vehicle in a Lyneham carpark. Upon speaking to the man, they saw what appeared to be [...]

Infinitely suffering police disappointed by Canberras drink drivers

By 18 April 2012

ACT Policing apprehended 25 drink-drivers last week, with nine of those drivers holding provisional licences and one being a six-time previous drink-drive offender.
Fourteen drivers were issued with immediate suspension notices.
The six-time offender is a 59-year-old man from Ainslie, who was detected driving on Dickson Place, in Dickson. His reading was 0.153.
In one high-level drink-driving incident [...]

Alleged Conder rock spider arrested

By 18 April 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Conder man for a number of sexual offences on a 12-year-old boy.
Police will allege the offences occurred between November 2011 and February 2012 at a house in Conder and Bonython.
The man was arrested yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, April 17) by detectives from ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team [...]

CCTV of Macquarie Southern Cross Club armed robbers

By 16 April 2012

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of one of the offenders responsible for an aggravated robbery in Macquarie on Thursday, March 29 in the hope someone can identify him.
Around 12.05am, two men entered the Southern Cross Club armed with knives, and demanded money from a staff member.
The staff member handed the men a sum of [...]

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